Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Boxelder Bugs? Ew. Here's How to Get Rid of Them

Creepy-crawly bugs come in all shapes and sizes. Some cause damage, and others are simply annoying. Boxelder bugs are harmless bugs, but you don't want them taking up residence in your home. 

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Ask Your General Contractor These 5 Questions Before You Hire Them

You're ready to build a home or start a major home renovation. Who do you choose to do the work? Most people don't have a general contractor on speed dial. Doing your research before hiring a contractor can help you sort through the options.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Moving Across the Country? Here's a Guide For Your Long-Distance Move

This long-distance moving guide can help make it a little easier and provide you with guidance for relocation peace of mind.  

House Energy Audit. Efficient Consumption Invoice And Economy
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

It’s Earth Day! Give Your Home a DIY Energy Audit

Conducting a home energy audit offers several compelling benefits, central among them the potential for significant cost savings. Here's how to do one yourself.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

What Is Zero Waste? (Plus Dozens of Tips on How to Reduce Waste in Your Home This Earth Day)

Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle is not just beneficial for the environment. It's also advantageous from an economic perspective. Here's how to get started.

Young Man Spraying Fire Extinguisher On Microwave Oven In The Kitchen
Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

Why Is My Microwave Sparking and Arcing?

Is your microwave sparking? Before you throw the appliance to the curb, understanding the reasons behind the light show can help you determine the appropriate course of action.

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Home Improvement
Sarah Stasik

How to Choose the Right Moving Service For Your Needs

When you take the time to choose a moving company that's ethical and provides the right types of services for your situation, you increase the chance you'll be satisfied with the service.

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Home Improvement
Missy Nolan

5 Reasons Why Your Dishwasher Is Not Cleaning Dishes

Is your dishwasher not cleaning dishes as well as it used to? Learn why this might happen so you can enjoy sparkling silverware, plates and bowls again.


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